Archive for the ‘Wedding’ Category



A Jam & Tea Bridal Shower

Friday, March 4th, 2011

 

It’s a shame that now days the first thing you think of when you hear “Tea Party” isn’t actually a tea party. Well, in an effort to take back the term, I present to you a tea party hosted by the talented Alison Iven! A friend forwarded me the link and it was such a joy looking at all the details, I especially love the recipe cards and the labels for the homemade jam!

See more shower pics and browse the rest of Alison’s lovely portfolio here. Thanks Jessica!



I’ve been trying to think of a new section to add to Twig & Thistle to keep things exciting and fresh here. The latest “Well Branded” series, where I highlight some of my favorite brands and identities, seems to be a big hit so I thought I’d try a new series called “Well Sent”. Well Sent will feature invitations, announcements and general correspondence in an attempt to celebrate one of our oldest forms of communication.

Our inaugural feature goes to this lovely wedding invitation for Christina and Bryan letterpressed and designed by Rabe + Company. Inspired by the wedding location, an old factory, and a few of the couples favorite restaurants, the invitation picks up some distinctive details.

I love the mix of bold type paired with classic filigree. The format is completely unexpected and modern for a wedding invite all while celebrating a times past.

Via: Inspired Bride


Behold BHLDN

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Blog land is all a buzz with the announcement of Anthropologies new Bridal collection, BHLDN. While I don’t want want to be redundant, I must gush for a brief moment about one particular dress!

I wish that I could get remarried right this second just so I could wear the appropriately named “Pleated Fantasy Gown”! Even the light grey would have fit right in with our color scheme! I’ve already added every image to my Pinterest page right down to the detailed fabric shot! The site even has a video of the model wearing it so that you can view the dress in action. The pleats are even more magical in motion than I had imagined!

If you haven’t already seen the entire collection, you really must take a look for yourself. Earlier in the month, Erin of Apartment 34, went to New York for a sneak peek and you can see her behind-the-scenes photos on her blog. The collection really comes alive by seeing all the lovely Anthropologie details from the event as well. What a dream and I envy all you planning brides!



T&T Utterly Engaged Feature

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Hi Friends! Apologies for being out yesterday, I haven’t been feeling well and I spent the weekend trying to rest up and recuperate. Hopefully you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day and good start to your week.

To kick things off here, I’m thrilled to finally share some projects I put together specially for the latest issue of Utterly Engaged! The goal was to create three projects that could be used during the wedding using mainly paper cups. I love the concept of taking inexpensive staples and transforming them into pretty wedding details. As we all know, weddings can add up quickly so finding ways to cut costs without it looking like it is a win win!

I ended up creating a simple wreath to be used during the ceremony or as decoration throughout the reception. By simply sliding the cups inside of eachother and securing with hot glue, this was a surprisingly easy craft.

For the second project, I wanted to create a centerpiece that would be both inexpensive and multi-purpose. I wrapped espresso cups in fabric and used them as planters for small plants. At the end of the event, guests could take these home and transfer them to their own gardens.

Lastly, 8oz. paper cups were dressed up with a simple paper wrap, filled with hot cocoa powder, marshmallows and adorned with a wooden spoon! Serve with hot water and encourage guests to warm up and take a cup home!

All the detailed instructions and more images can be found in the latest issue of Utterly Engaged along with a plethora of other amazing articles and contributions. Cheers!



February 8th

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Photography by Traci Griffin

I can’t believe it’s already been three years but today marks our third wedding anniversary! To my sweet and adorable husband Joseph, I adore you and thank you for loving me!